Period
to 25 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 59 55
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,108 3,037 3,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.39% 3.60% 3.76%
As % of the Applications category 39.40% 40.30% 40.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,962 1,823 2,336
England median daily rate £370 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% - -
10th Percentile £163 £163 £163
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 190 230
England median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.74% +6.06% +3.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £45.55 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £18.52 £17.50 £16.09
% change year-on-year +5.83% +8.76% +0.69%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 7,889 7,536 9,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.60% 8.93% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,735 4,417 5,546
England median daily rate £375 £350 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.34% +1.33%
10th Percentile £148 £150 £155
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +4.29% +3.70% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 725 668 809
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.53 £9.81 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.71 £43.75 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 25 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 1,568 £405 +1.25% 218
South East -13 634 £350 +7.69% 141
North of England -3 364 £300 -4.00% 132
Midlands -27 220 £325 -3.70% 97
East of England +6 190 £295 -1.67% 48
North West -13 162 £300 -4.00% 70
Yorkshire -5 152 £259 -16.45% 49
West Midlands -28 141 £338 +3.85% 68
South West +2 129 £318 +5.92% 67
East Midlands -5 79 £313 -21.88% 29
North East +23 52 £384 +9.64% 13
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1,202 (38.67%) Microsoft
2 1,140 (36.68%) Finance
3 1,070 (34.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 823 (26.48%) SQL
5 752 (24.20%) Microsoft Office
6 593 (19.08%) Analytical Skills
7 592 (19.05%) Project Management
8 484 (15.57%) VBA
9 464 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
10 431 (13.87%) MS Visio
11 414 (13.32%) SQL Server
12 373 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
13 351 (11.29%) Microsoft Project
14 347 (11.16%) Degree
15 345 (11.10%) Business Intelligence
16 335 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
17 327 (10.52%) Data Analysis
18 323 (10.39%) SharePoint
19 310 (9.97%) PMO
20 301 (9.68%) Windows
21 289 (9.30%) Oracle
22 287 (9.23%) Analytics
23 281 (9.04%) Banking
24 271 (8.72%) Migration
25 260 (8.37%) SAP
26 247 (7.95%) PRINCE2
27 212 (6.82%) Management Information System
28 201 (6.47%) ITIL
29 192 (6.18%) Business Analysis
30 191 (6.15%) Change Management

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 323 (10.39%) SharePoint
2 84 (2.70%) SAS
3 55 (1.77%) Confluence
4 36 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 33 (1.06%) IIS
5 33 (1.06%) Skype for Business
6 20 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 15 (0.48%) Apache
8 15 (0.48%) CMS
8 15 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (0.39%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.35%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.32%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.26%) Mule
13 7 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.23%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.23%) JBoss
13 7 (0.23%) MS Project Server
13 7 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1,070 (34.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 752 (24.20%) Microsoft Office
3 431 (13.87%) MS Visio
4 351 (11.29%) Microsoft Project
5 177 (5.69%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.51%) SPSS
7 15 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.39%) Acrobat
9 10 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.32%) InDesign
10 8 (0.26%) AutoCAD
10 8 (0.26%) Open Workbench
11 7 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.19%) Stata
13 3 (0.097%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.097%) Mozilla Thunderbird
13 3 (0.097%) Windchill
14 2 (0.064%) Revit
15 1 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.032%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 27 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
2 21 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.58%) NetSuite
4 14 (0.45%) SAP HR
5 13 (0.42%) SAP FI
6 12 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 12 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
6 12 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
7 11 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
9 9 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 8 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
10 8 (0.26%) SAP ERP
10 8 (0.26%) SAP R/3
10 8 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
10 8 (0.26%) SAP SD
11 7 (0.23%) Infor CRM
11 7 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
11 7 (0.23%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 98 (3.15%) Office 365
2 74 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (1.38%) Google Analytics
5 32 (1.03%) OneDrive
6 29 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
7 18 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
7 18 (0.58%) SaaS
8 15 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
9 14 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.45%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.45%) G Suite
10 13 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (0.35%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.23%) GitHub
12 7 (0.23%) IaaS
12 7 (0.23%) Yammer
13 6 (0.19%) PaaS
13 6 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.32%) Skype
2 32 (1.03%) Intranet
3 30 (0.97%) Internet
4 27 (0.87%) SMS
5 26 (0.84%) VPN
6 19 (0.61%) DNS
6 19 (0.61%) Firewall
6 19 (0.61%) LAN
7 18 (0.58%) WAN
8 15 (0.48%) 3G
9 14 (0.45%) DHCP
9 14 (0.45%) SAN
10 13 (0.42%) VoLTE
11 12 (0.39%) FTP
12 11 (0.35%) 4G
12 11 (0.35%) SSH
12 11 (0.35%) WebEx
13 8 (0.26%) TCP/IP
14 7 (0.23%) Radio Access Network
14 7 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (13.32%) SQL Server
2 179 (5.76%) Power BI
3 142 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 138 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
5 124 (3.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 100 (3.22%) Relational Database
7 97 (3.12%) BusinessObjects
8 92 (2.96%) MS Access
9 78 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 70 (2.25%) Big Data
11 65 (2.09%) QlikView
12 46 (1.48%) Oracle Database
13 43 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
13 43 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
14 41 (1.32%) MySQL
15 35 (1.13%) MongoDB
15 35 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
16 34 (1.09%) Hadoop
17 31 (1.00%) Spotfire
18 26 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 138 (4.44%) JIRA
2 45 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 44 (1.42%) Visual Studio
4 36 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (0.90%) Selenium
6 23 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 22 (0.71%) Git (software)
8 20 (0.64%) Subversion
9 18 (0.58%) Toad
10 16 (0.51%) Cucumber
10 16 (0.51%) LSMW
11 15 (0.48%) SoapUI
12 14 (0.45%) Eclipse
12 14 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
13 13 (0.42%) SpecFlow
14 12 (0.39%) RStudio
15 11 (0.35%) Ant
16 9 (0.29%) GitLab
16 9 (0.29%) JUnit
16 9 (0.29%) Maven
General
1 1,140 (36.68%) Finance
2 281 (9.04%) Banking
3 134 (4.31%) Marketing
3 134 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 129 (4.15%) Retail
5 125 (4.02%) Legal
6 96 (3.09%) Front Office
7 67 (2.16%) Investment Banking
8 56 (1.80%) Financial Institution
9 55 (1.77%) Manufacturing
10 50 (1.61%) Law
11 48 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 31 (1.00%) Advertising
13 30 (0.97%) French Language
13 30 (0.97%) Publishing
14 28 (0.90%) Billing
15 21 (0.68%) Electronics
15 21 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
16 19 (0.61%) German Language
16 19 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,174 (37.77%) Analyst
2 386 (12.42%) Developer
3 365 (11.74%) Data Analyst
4 255 (8.20%) Business Analyst
5 200 (6.44%) Project Manager
6 168 (5.41%) Administrator
7 117 (3.76%) Consultant
8 113 (3.64%) Coordinator
9 101 (3.25%) Excel Analyst
10 97 (3.12%) VBA Developer
11 88 (2.83%) SQL Developer
12 83 (2.67%) Project Coordinator
13 82 (2.64%) SQL Analyst
14 71 (2.28%) Excel Developer
14 71 (2.28%) PMO Analyst
15 70 (2.25%) Support Analyst
16 67 (2.16%) Financial Analyst
16 67 (2.16%) Senior Analyst
16 67 (2.16%) Service Analyst
17 65 (2.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (4.12%) .NET
2 75 (2.41%) XML
3 69 (2.22%) HTML
4 55 (1.77%) Web Services
5 49 (1.58%) JSON
6 45 (1.45%) CSS
7 42 (1.35%) REST
8 27 (0.87%) SOAP
9 25 (0.80%) WPF
10 24 (0.77%) AngularJS
10 24 (0.77%) jQuery
11 23 (0.74%) Node.js
12 20 (0.64%) HTML5
12 20 (0.64%) WCF
13 19 (0.61%) .NET Framework
14 15 (0.48%) MDX
15 13 (0.42%) COM
15 13 (0.42%) CSS3
15 13 (0.42%) Hibernate
15 13 (0.42%) React
Miscellaneous
1 593 (19.08%) Analytical Skills
2 212 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 123 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
4 97 (3.12%) Computer Science
5 49 (1.58%) Derivative
6 48 (1.54%) Fixed Income
7 47 (1.51%) Virtual Team
8 45 (1.45%) Data Centre
9 38 (1.22%) PMI
10 36 (1.16%) FMCG
11 35 (1.13%) User Experience
12 30 (0.97%) Data Structures
13 29 (0.93%) NHS
14 27 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
15 24 (0.77%) CMDB
16 23 (0.74%) Reinsurance
17 22 (0.71%) Credit Risk
18 21 (0.68%) Blackberry
19 19 (0.61%) Equities
19 19 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 301 (9.68%) Windows
2 116 (3.73%) Windows 10
3 68 (2.19%) Windows 7
4 65 (2.09%) Unix
5 46 (1.48%) Android
6 41 (1.32%) Linux
6 41 (1.32%) Windows Server
7 32 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 21 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (0.55%) Windows 8
11 10 (0.32%) Solaris
12 7 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.23%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.19%) AIX
13 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.19%) zOS
14 5 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.097%) CentOS
15 3 (0.097%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (19.05%) Project Management
2 464 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
4 345 (11.10%) Business Intelligence
5 335 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 327 (10.52%) Data Analysis
7 287 (9.23%) Analytics
8 271 (8.72%) Migration
9 247 (7.95%) PRINCE2
10 201 (6.47%) ITIL
11 192 (6.18%) Business Analysis
12 191 (6.15%) Change Management
13 188 (6.05%) Time Management
14 146 (4.70%) ETL
15 145 (4.67%) Data Management
16 133 (4.28%) ERP
16 133 (4.28%) Risk Management
17 130 (4.18%) Data Modelling
18 123 (3.96%) Process Improvement
19 122 (3.93%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 823 (26.48%) SQL
2 484 (15.57%) VBA
3 184 (5.92%) C#
4 132 (4.25%) T-SQL
5 129 (4.15%) Python
6 101 (3.25%) Java
7 88 (2.83%) VB
8 69 (2.22%) R
9 60 (1.93%) PL/SQL
10 52 (1.67%) C
10 52 (1.67%) JavaScript
11 49 (1.58%) VB.NET
12 42 (1.35%) C++
12 42 (1.35%) PowerShell
13 21 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 21 (0.68%) VBScript
14 20 (0.64%) Bash Shell
15 15 (0.48%) Ruby
16 14 (0.45%) MATLAB
16 14 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 347 (11.16%) Degree
2 177 (5.69%) Security Cleared
3 107 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 61 (1.96%) PMP
5 58 (1.87%) ISEB
5 58 (1.87%) PMI Certification
6 30 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 29 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 27 (0.87%) ISTQB
9 26 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 26 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
10 24 (0.77%) APMP
11 22 (0.71%) DV Cleared
12 21 (0.68%) ACCA
13 19 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
15 16 (0.51%) CIMA
15 16 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 16 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 310 (9.97%) PMO
2 146 (4.70%) Data Quality
3 105 (3.38%) GDPR
4 98 (3.15%) SLA
5 92 (2.96%) QA
6 19 (0.61%) CDISC
7 18 (0.58%) IFRS
8 16 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.48%) Def Stans
9 15 (0.48%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
11 9 (0.29%) IFRS 9
11 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (0.29%) MiFID
12 8 (0.26%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.19%) PCI DSS
14 5 (0.16%) DO-254
15 4 (0.13%) ISO 9000
16 3 (0.097%) GxP
16 3 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 158 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 25 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.55%) Docker
4 13 (0.42%) HDFS
5 6 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.19%) vSphere
6 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.097%) Samba
7 3 (0.097%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.097%) Veritas File System
7 3 (0.097%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.097%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.097%) XenApp
8 2 (0.064%) Firmware
8 2 (0.064%) NFS
8 2 (0.064%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.032%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.032%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.032%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (1.00%) Ansible
2 25 (0.80%) Puppet
2 25 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 22 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (0.61%) SCCM
6 18 (0.58%) HP ALM
7 13 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
8 6 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.13%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.13%) MIIS
10 3 (0.097%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.097%) Salt
10 3 (0.097%) SnapMirror
10 3 (0.097%) SnapVault
10 3 (0.097%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 3 (0.097%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,202 (38.67%) Microsoft
2 289 (9.30%) Oracle
3 260 (8.37%) SAP
4 173 (5.57%) Tableau
5 72 (2.32%) Google
6 65 (2.09%) Citrix
7 63 (2.03%) Cognos
8 62 (1.99%) Adobe
9 57 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
10 51 (1.64%) ServiceNow
11 47 (1.51%) HP
12 45 (1.45%) IBM
13 39 (1.25%) Cisco
14 37 (1.19%) Bloomberg
14 37 (1.19%) Remedy
14 37 (1.19%) VMware
15 29 (0.93%) Workday
16 24 (0.77%) Capita
16 24 (0.77%) Reuters
17 21 (0.68%) Red Hat